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"it's certainly possible for Gears of War 2 to slip until 2009''.

What we heard: With over 2.7 million copies sold in the US alone, Gears of War has been an unqualified hit. So it would be totally unsurprising if the Xbox 360 and now PC shooter got the sequel treatment. After all, Epic Games' vice president Mark Rein has fueled rumours that a sequel was in the works. As far back as November 2006, he told readers on the game's official forums that Gears of War was meant to be a trilogy. "If we can keep making quality games that fans obviously love...then why would we have to stop at three? I don't see the Metal Gear Solid, Mario, Grand Theft Auto, or Final Fantasy series (among others) stopping at three."

At last year's Game Developers' Conference, famed designer Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski basically said his employer does "intend to do a sequel" to Gears of War. Though Rein has steadfastly denied that such a thought has even occurred to Epic executives, speculation has been building that the next chapter in Marcus Fenix's fight against the Locust Horde would be unveiled soon. Given the relative paucity of Xbox 360 exclusives this year, the latest rumors have the game's unveiling being a surprise announcement at the forthcoming 2008 Game Developers Conference.

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KILLERAPP3484d ago

Well I know MS will push the game to 08 but I just don't think it will come put in 08, because if it does will not be the game it would been if out in 09 I want a good game if it takes longer that is okay with me as long that is better than the first.

wageslave3484d ago

And, your quote is originally from the gamespot speculation. Epic has since said "we have not announced GeoW 2".

Here on N4G, the submitter changes the title from "Gears of War 2 officially confirmed?" to "it's certainly possible for Gears of War 2 to slip until 2009"

How does this get approved?

mikeslemonade3484d ago

If Gears 2 gets annouced in GDC it will have a release date of Q4 2008. It is clear that Microsoft likes to announce games that are coming for that year.

BLUR1113484d ago

In this article he says.. I don't see the Metal Gear Solid, Mario, Grand Theft Auto, or Final Fantasy series (among others) stopping at three." lol mario hasnt stoped after 100 games.. anyway i see gears coming in 09 and not this year.

pwnsause3484d ago

its epic they will deliver this year, just as how UT3 was delievered last holiday

paul_war3484d ago

Ahem, some of us live in Europe & are still waiting!

Blademask3484d ago

He hasn't made any comment about it. Ever. Its like people are brainwashed.

http://www.destructoid.com/...

cloud360-7th_account3484d ago

Gears of War 2 officially confirmed? Source: The cover of the March issue of GamePro magazine.

What we heard: With over 2.7 million copies sold in the US alone, Gears of War has been an unqualified hit. So it would be totally unsurprising if the Xbox 360 and now PC shooter got the sequel treatment. After all, Epic Games' vice president Mark Rein has fueled rumours that a sequel was in the works. As far back as November 2006, he told readers on the game's official forums that Gears of War was meant to be a trilogy. "If we can keep making quality games that fans obviously love...then why would we have to stop at three? I don't see the Metal Gear Solid, Mario, Grand Theft Auto, or Final Fantasy series (among others) stopping at three."

At last year's Game Developers' Conference, famed designer Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski basically said his employer does "intend to do a sequel" to Gears of War. Though Rein has steadfastly denied that such a thought has even occurred to Epic executives, speculation has been building that the next chapter in Marcus Fenix's fight against the Locust Horde would be unveiled soon. Given the relative paucity of Xbox 360 exclusives this year, the latest rumors have the game's unveiling being a surprise announcement at the forthcoming 2008 Game Developers Conference.

Today, two weeks before GDC, the fires of speculation were restoked by GamePro, which posted a cover touting an "Xbox 360 special report" about such games as Too Human, Ninja Gaiden II, and "Gears of War 2." Many sites, including GameSpot, initially literally judged the book by its cover, assuming a publication wouldn't tout news of a game that didn't officially exist.

However, shortly after the Gears of War 2 story was posted, GameSpot obtained a scan of the article from reader Steven Taylor (aka Terran499). Rather than official confirmation of the game's existence, the piece is purely speculative, laying out "what we should expect" from a sequel that "hasn't officially been announced yet." After running down a wish list of features, the article hypothesizes that "it's certainly possible for Gears of War 2 to slip until 2009, but we think Microsoft is pressing to Epic to deliver the game by the holiday season of 2008."

The official story: As he did following Bleszinski's comments at GDC 2007, Rein quickly denied the idea that Gears of War 2 could possibly be in the works. "It is complete nonsense," he said of the article on the official Gears of War forums. "We have not announced a sequel to Gears of War to GamePro or anyone else for that matter."

Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus that technically Epic Games has officially announced Gears of War 2. Not bogus that the studio, having been so enriched by the original Gears that Bleszinski can afford a $190,000 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, is planning a sequel to further fill its coffers.

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DarkSniper3484d ago

The delay only means that Epic is preparing for the PS3 version of Gears of War 2. Good news indeed for PLAYSTATION® 3 owners. Epic is playing the waiting game to see if XBOX 360 will falter completely before '09 and it should be obsolete by then. Microsoft is on a downward spiral and developers have taken notice.

Rest assured, Dark Sniper gurantees you will be playing this on your PS3 soon.

$niper

polow got sol3484d ago

lol is this guy for real, is this what sony droids has amounted to?? lol

DarkSniiper3484d ago

OK, I'm a fool, the PofS3 is on a downward spiral. Dark Sniper is PMSing today really bad and the cramps are a killer.

Jump in, Xbox 360 FTW!!!

$niper

heyheyhey3484d ago

great another idiot imitating an idiot

anyway there is still a chance that gears 2 will come to ps3 since its a third party game developed by a studio which prefers the ps3... but its unlikely since M$ will probably be pissing money into epics pockets

call me a "dreamer" or a "wisher" all you want, but there is a possibility

Kleptic3484d ago

you guys are verging on 100% retarded...

Gears of War is an IP owned by MS...Epic developed the game, but does not have control of the franchise as far as platforms go...They do have rights to certain aspects, in which MS couldn't "fire" Epic from working on the next Gears of War, without a very large payout...But Epic CANNOT just make Gears of War 2 for the PS3 without buying out the franchise from MS...and as successful as it is...its obviously not very likely...

with all that said though, it is somewhat safe to assume this game is still pretty far off...Epic is notorious for not rushing anything...and a Gears of War 2 in 2008 is nothing but rushed...it would not have any of the visual impact that the first game had...

I still am expecting Gears of War 2 with a heavily revised UE3.x to appear as a launch title for the next Xbox...It is very likely that the next Xbox will splash in late '09...and with the Halo franchise quickly turning into a NFS series for shooters (halo wars, halo chronicles, halo tea-bagging, etc.), this franchise will easily fill that void for the next system...considering UT3 is still in development for the 360, with a rumored summer release...it makes Gears 2 even less likely to fall in 2008...and if a new Xbox is ready by late 2009...why would they launch their biggest game possibly ever on a platform they are hoping you replace within the year?...

with the confirmation of MS drastically trying to shorten console hardware lifespans in order to gain significant percentages of the market...what I said makes the most economical sense...I would expect Gears 2 sometime on 2009...if 2009 is the year for the new Xbox, it will probably release on that...if not...Gears 2 will be on the 360 I guess...I will be extremely suprised if Gears 2 does fall in 2008 though...

GETPWNED3484d ago

"a third party game developed by a studio which prefers the ps3"

LMFAO. KEEP DREAMING!!!!!!!! N00B!

phony force slayer3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

DO U ACTUALY THINK GEARS OF WAR2 IS COMING FOR PLAYSTAION. YOU REALLY DO LIVE IN A FANBOY WORLD. AND DO YOU THINK MICROSOFT AND XBOX 360 WILL BE OBSOLETE WITH ATLEAST 25 MILLION BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.
HOW HIGH DO YOU RANK IN THE SONY DEFENCE FORCE BATTLE FLEET
COME ON REALLY HOW HIGH!!!!!!
GENERAL COMMANDER ADMIRAL TELL ME PLEASE PS3rd

lawman11083484d ago

You are the new Shemee, Sony c.unt

cow moolester3484d ago

Wow thanks Darksniper...I don't know where I'd be without your guaruntees!

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